How to use lists to be: more productive, highly successful, less stressed the one secret of highly successful people: list-making what do Sir Richard Branson, Martha Stewart, Sheryl Sandberg, Ellen degeneres and Madonna have in common? Each is a list maker and history shows us that change creators make their to-do lists and check them often. A recent survey by the career website linked in. Com found that 63% of all professionals frequently create to-do lists. If you’re part of the 37% and feel like you’re chasing your own tail, author Paula rizzo (listproducer. Com), a top TV producer, delivers the solution. You can still find time to relax, read a good book, enjoy your hobby and do the things you love. The power of lists shares secrets, time-saving tips and the fine art of getting it done. Learn how to: save time be more organized become more productive save money reduce stress.